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August 18, 2022
Phoenix Iowa Club Football Season Kickoff Event
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 6350 East Thomas Road, Scottsdale, AZ US 85251

Join the Phoenix Iowa Club for a football season kickoff event at Pitch Scottsdale. Appetizers and beverages will be provided. Learn about the upcoming season, game watch information, volunteer opportunities, and more!

Follow the Phoenix Iowa Club's Facebook page for updates. https://www.facebook.com/phoenixiowaclub

Contact: Molly Torchia 319-467-3749

Departments: Center for Advancement

August 19, 2022
"Where's Rusty?" summer celebration!
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 39-53 East Jefferson Street, Iowa City, IA US 52240

We're bidding farewell to this very Rusty summer with one last hurrah before back-to-school is here and you're invited! Join us at the UI Museum of Natural History for special treats, games, prizes, selfies with Rusty, and more as we wrap up Where's Rusty? and announce the grand prize winner(s) of the museum mascot-themed scavenger hunt that's been going on all summer in downtown Iowa City. During the event we'll be accepting the final submissions for play cards and at the end, the Iowa City Downtown District will announce the BIG winners.

Baby Rusty

The museum is one of three locations Where's Rusty? participants can submit their completed play cards, having first located 10 Rustys in exchange for a stamp at any of the 29 participating downtown business locations hiding a Rusty. Remember, there's a Rusty hiding here, too, so plan to come to the shindig having found at least nine before turning your card into us with the possibility of being the grand prize winner. Already competed and turned in your play card earlier in the summer here, at the Iowa City Public Library, or Iowa Book? No problem. You're already in the running!

So, what's the grand prize? Giant gift baskets filled with goodies, gifts, and gift cards from the 29 participating Where's Rusty? businesses! There will be smaller prizes for all participants who submit a completed play card before or during the event, plus extra goodies at the event so everyone's a winner, but wowwy, don't miss the grand prize announcement. It could be you!

Find us in Iowa Hall, the museum gallery just inside the main east entrance of Macbride Hall on the Pentacrest. Accessible entrance door just south of the main entrance, take elevator to 1st floor and enter south doors of Iowa Hall.

Learn more about how to play Where's Rusty? here.
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Contact: Shereena Honary 319-335-2010

Departments: Pentacrest Museums, Museum of Natural History, Center for Advancement, Division of Student Life, Office of the Vice President for Research

August 24, 2022
Bestselling Author Heather Gudenkauf | Chat From Old Cap
3:00 pm (CDT)

Register Today: https://foriowa.info/CFOC-gudenkauf-cal

Unearthing a gruesome murder. Gaining an unexpected houseguest. Desperately trying to escape an Iowa farmhouse during a torrid winter storm.

These are just a few of the twists and turns in "The Overnight Guest," the latest mystery novel from Heather Gudenkauf (92BA), a University of Iowa College of Education graduate. Gudenkauf will talk about her time at Iowa, how she became an author after a successful career in the classroom, and will read from her most recent novel during a virtual Chat From the Old Cap.

Gudenkauf, who calls Cedar Rapids home, has penned nine novels. Her debut novel, "The Weight of Silence," was an instant New York Times bestseller and remained on the list for 22 weeks. "The Overnight Guest" was published in January and has received much acclaim from various national publications, including the New York Times and USA Today.

Registration is required for this event.

Chat From the Old Cap is a series of virtual engagement sessions featuring Iowa alumni and friends sharing stories from their careers, backgrounds, and the university that unites us.

Contact: Tony Hakes 319-467-3391

Departments: Center for Advancement

August 26, 2022 - August 28, 2022
Stanley Museum of Art Opening Celebration
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 160 West Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA US 52242

Join us as we celebrate the opening of our new building!

The 3-4 p.m. dedication on Aug. 26 will include remarks from UI President Barbara Wilson and Stanley Museum of Art Director Lauren Lessing.

Following the dedication, light refreshments will be served in Gibson Square Park.

Beginning at 4:30 p.m. visitors can explore the galleries and enjoy curatorial introductions to Homecoming, the inaugural exhibition. Art-making activities in the park will be available all evening and there will be live music beginning 6 p.m. 

Presented in collaboration with UI SCOPE Productions, the featured bands are treesreach, Pictoria Vark, and Houndmouth.

Free popcorn, lemonade, and water will be available in Gibson Square Park from 5 to 9 p.m. Throughout the evening food trucks will be parked adjacent to the park with food for purchase.

Get directions and parking information.

Discover where to stay and what to enjoy when you visit Iowa City.

Limited seating will be provided. Members of the public are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair. Bring the family, bring your friends, stay for the fun!

Celebrate the Stanley all weekend!

Friday, Aug. 26

  • Art Stations, Gibson Square Park: 4-9 p.m.
    Drop in and create your own work of art, take a fun photo or contribute to a community art project.
  • Curator Talks, Galleries, 4:30-6 p.m.
    Join the curators of Homecoming on the second floor for brief, informal introductions of the exhibition themes.
  • Galleries open 4:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Live Music, Gibson Square Park, 6-9 p.m.
    Bring a chair and listen to live music from treesreach, Pictoria Vark, and Houndmouth. in Gibson Square Park!
    Free popcorn, lemonade and water will be available in Gibson Square Park from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Throughout the evening food trucks (Keeping Up With the Jones and Caribbean Kitchenwill be parked on the street between the Stanley and the Main Library with food for purchase.

Saturday, Aug. 27

  • Art Stations, Gibson Square Park, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
    Drop in and create your own work of art, take a fun photo or contribute to a community art project.
  • Homecoming Tours, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    Join a 45-minute docent-led tour that provides an overview of Homecoming, highlights work you´ll remember and introduces you to recent acquisitions. Tour sizes are limited; visit the lobby welcome desk to participate
  • Galleries open 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Juggling Performances and Workshop, Gibson Square Park, Noon-3:15 p.m.
    Luther Bangert will perform a unique 10-minute juggling and dance performance on the hour. Between performances Bangert will lead lessons on the practice and art of juggling.
  • Director´s Welcome, Lobby, 4:45 p.m.
    Stanley Museum of Art Director Lauren Lessing will share her plans for the museum and ways visitors of all ages can participate in museum activities all year long.
  • Cedar Rapids Opera Performance, Lobby, 5-5:30 p.m.
    A special performance of Selections from The Grant Wood Operas: Strokes of Genius. Seating is limited and first come, first served.
  • Special Performance by DJ Simeon Talley  Gibson Square Park, 6-9 p.m.
    Spend Saturday night in the park! Enjoy music and food after your visit to the museum.
    Donuts and coffee (10 a.m.-noon) and popcorn, lemonade, and water (noon-9 p.m.) will be available for free in Gibson Square Park.
    Throughout the day food trucks will be parked on the street between the Stanley and the Main Library with food for purchase.

Sunday, Aug. 28

  • Homecoming Tours, Noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
    Join a 45-minute docent-led tour that provides an overview of Homecoming, highlights work you´ll remember and introduces you to recent acquisitions. Tour sizes are limited; visit the lobby welcome desk to participate
  • Galleries open Noon-5:30 p.m.
  • Performance by the Steve Grismore Trio, Lobby 1 to 3 p.m.
    Cookies and coffee (noon to 5:30 p.m.) will be available for free in the lobby

Support provided by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs; the National Endowment for the Arts; and the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. 

Contact: Kimberly Datchuk 319-335-1727

Departments: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Center for Advancement, Office of the Vice President for Research, Office of the Provost, Division of Student Life, Department of Computer Science

August 27, 2022
All-Iowa Picnic in Portland, Oregon
11:00 am - 2:00 pm (CDT)
Where: Columbia Park, 4503 N. Lombard St., Portland, OR US 97203

Calling all Iowans in the Portland area for this family friendly event! Please join us for a potluck picnic at Columbia Park. We´ll have representatives from the University of Iowa and Iowa State University alumni clubs as well as goodies from other Iowa colleges.

Check out the Portland Iowa Club´s Facebook page for additional information about the All-Iowa Picnic. If you have any questions, contact Portland Iowa Club president, Irene Lee, via email at irene.aerie.lee@gmail.com.

Contact: Molly Torchia 319-467-3749

Departments: Center for Advancement

August 27, 2022
Big Ten Tampa Bay Kickoff Event
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 10400 49th Street North, Clearwater, FL US 33762

The annual Big Ten Kickoff is a great way to start the football season. Tampa Bay area Big Ten clubs will be present to welcome their alumni, friends, and fans, including the Tampa Bay Iowa Club. Learn about their game watches, club membership, and charities they support. Dress in your black and gold and represent the Hawkeye nation!  

This is a free family-friendly event. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Please direct all inquiries to tampabayiowaclub@gmail.com.

Contact: Molly Torchia 319-467-3749

Departments: Center for Advancement

August 27, 2022
Daytona Beach Iowa Club at Coke Zero Sugar 400
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 1801 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL US 32114

NASCAR would like to invite University of Iowa alumni, fans, and friends to the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Daytona Beach Iowa Club's scholarship fund to support University of Iowa students from the Daytona Beach area.

For additional event and ticket information, please visit https://fevo.me/iowacokezero

Contact: Molly Torchia 319-467-3749

Departments: Center for Advancement

September 2, 2022
2022 University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 1 Elliott Drive, Iowa City, IA US 52242

Register today: https://foriowa.info/3o4me5q

Join the University of Iowa Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Iowa Letterwinners Club as we celebrate our seven-person 2022 Hall of Fame Class - Dallas Clark (football), Amy Fowler (field hockey), Dan Holm (wrestling), Kari Knopf (softball), Keith Noreen (baseball), George Roddy (men´s golf), and Nancilea Underwood (women´s swimming & diving). 

Open to the public, the induction ceremony will be held in the Feller Club Room at Carver-Hawkeye Arena with doors opening at 5 p.m. and the ceremony will follow at 6:30 p.m. Cost for the evening is $25 and includes heavy appetizers and a cash bar will be available. 

Contact: Katie Wynn 319-467-3496

Departments: Center for Advancement

September 7, 2022
Applying to Genetic Counseling Graduate Programs Virtual Event
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (CDT)

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) is hosting an information event on Personalized Genomic Medicine: Applying to Genetic Counseling Graduate Programs. At this information session a panel of genetic counselors will speak about their personal experience applying to genetic counseling training programs as well as their daily activities and role in personalized genomic medicine. This opportunity is a great way for students to discuss firsthand the application process, job growth and ask questions in a small group setting. Please note we can only speak to our personal experience and cannot evaluate or advise which graduate program may be the best fit for you.

Who should attend? Undergraduate students, academic advisors and graduate students wishing to learn more about applying to genetic counseling graduate programs.

Contact: Iowa Institute of Human Genetics 319-335-3688

Departments: Human Genetics, Center for Advancement, Department of Biology, Carver College of Medicine

September 17, 2022
UI Carver College of Medicine and Friends Alumni Reunion Tailgate
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm (CDT)
Where: 375 Newton Road, Iowa City, IA US 52246

We hope you and your family are able to join us for this year's medicine alumni tailgate. It will be a wonderful chance to reconnect with your classmates, current students, and old friends, as well as cheer on the Hawkeyes!

3:30 p.m. - 3 hours before kickoff registration/check-in opens.

Carver College of Medicine and Friends tailgate in the MERF courtyard.

6:30 p.m. - kickoff vs. Nevada.

 Parking: Attendees can utilize the Newton Road Parking Ramp located directly across the street from the tailgate and a 10-minute walk to the stadium on game day. **Please note that the ramp charges an hourly fee and will be available as space allows.  

Questions?

Please contact UI Health Care Outreach and Engagement with any questions at 319-335-8886 or via email at medicine-alumni@uiowa.edu

 Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact UI Marketing and Communications, Outreach and Engagement, in advance at 319-335-8886.

Contact: UI Health Care Marketing and Communications, Outreach and Engagement 319-335-8886

Departments: Carver College of Medicine, Center for Advancement

October 4, 2022
Happy Birthday, Lil Picard
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 160 West Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA US 52242

On the anniversary of Lil Picard´s birthday (October 4th), the Stanley Museum of Art and University of Iowa Special Collections & Archives will display materials from the artist´s archive in an "open house" style. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to stop by the event to learn about Lil Picard´s life, see examples of her work-as well as manuscript records from her archive-and partake in birthday treats. Lil Picard is a prime example of how the collections in the museum and the collections in the library are connected and overlap. This is an opportunity to see materials in concert, and to celebrate the legacy of this artist.

Contact: Kimberly Datchuk 319-335-1727

Departments: Special Collections, University Libraries, Center for Advancement, Office of the Provost

October 6, 2022 - December 1, 2022
Stanley Reads
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 160 West Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA US 52242

This fall, Stanley Reads book group brings together two of the university's most celebrated arts organizations - The Iowa Writers Workshop and the Stanley Museum of Art. The club will meet three times over the fall semester to discuss The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang, director of the UI Iowa Writers Workshop, and discuss how objects in the Homecoming exhibition connect to the themes presented in the book.

Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.

During each Stanley Reads meeting, Stanley Curator of Learning and Engagement Kim Datchuk will draw connections from themes in The Family Chao to works in the inaugural exhibition, Homecoming. Author Sam Chang will join the first meeting and be available to sign your copy of The Family Chao (available at Prairie Lights).

Registration is required, and participants are encouraged to have completed the novel before the first meeting.

The Family Chao is a highly entertaining literary mystery that portrays a Chinese American family dealing with the death of their patriarch and the ensuing trial in the families small Wisconsin town.

Contact: Kimberly Datchuk 319-355-1727

Departments: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Center for Advancement, Iowa Writers' Workshop, Office of the Provost, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

October 9, 2022
Big Ten Annual Hilton Head Tailgate
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC US 29926

Come join your fellow Big Ten alumni, friends, and fans for a fun evening at our annual picnic at Mary Ann Peeples Pavilion at Honey Horn. This is a great opportunity to meet new people. All are welcome to join.

Hear from special guest speaker, Diana Sabau, deputy commissioner and chief sports officer of the Big Ten Conference. Sabau oversees the administration of all 28 Big Ten Conference sponsored sports, which includes managing affiliate memberships, competition, scheduling, championships, sportsmanship, officiating, and awards. To learn more about Sabau, visit https://bigten.org/staff.aspx?staff=90.

Additional event details and registration will be shared later this summer.

If you´re interested in joining the planning committee, please email big10onhh@gmail.com.

Contact: Molly Torchia 319-467-3749

Departments: Center for Advancement

October 28, 2022
Cambus 50-Year Celebration and Alumni Reunion
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 517 South Madison Street, Iowa City, IA US 52240

Join Cambus as we celebrate 50 years of the university's transportation system.

Started in 1972 by UI students, Cambus has grown into an important service that increases access and mobility across campus. Still student-run and operated today, we'll be inviting back the over 3,000 alumni who worked at Cambus as a student job to celebrate Cambus' history and the service it is today.

All Cambus alumni, friends, family, and the university community are welcome to attend the event.

Schedule

  • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Open House Gathering: will include displays and information about Cambus history. Light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to join us or stop by anytime.
  • 3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Speakers: remarks will be given by some prominent figures throughout Cambus history, including Doug Couto. As a UI student in 1972, Couto is one of the students who led efforts to the start of Cambus.
  • 3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Social Hour: all guests are welcome to stay at the event and connect with others until 5 p.m.

About Cambus

Cambus was founded by university students in 1972. Starting with just three routes, six leased buses, and 35 student employees, Cambus has grown to include 14 routes, 34 buses, and over 160 student employees. Cambus provides over 3 million rides annually to university students, staff, faculty, and visitors. Cambus services are, and always have been, no fare, accessible, and open to the public. Cambus also operates paratransit services, "Bionic Bus", for UI students, staff, and faculty with temporary or permanent disabilities.

Contact: Mia Brunelli 319-335-8630

Departments: Center for Advancement

October 29, 2022
UI Carver College of Medicine and Friends Homecoming Tailgate
All Day ()
Where: 375 Newton Road, Iowa City, IA US 52246

We hope you and your family are able to join us for this year's homecoming medicine alumni tailgate. It will be a wonderful chance to reconnect with your classmates, current students, and old friends, as well as cheer on the Hawkeyes!

3 hours before kick-off Registration/ Check-in opens.

Carver College of Medicine and Friends tailgate in the MERF courtyard with STEM activities and Carver College of Medicine tours offered during the tailgate.

Kickoff time TBD vs. Northwestern.

 Parking: Attendees can utilize the Newton Road Parking Ramp located directly across the street from the tailgate and a 10-minute walk to the stadium on game day. **Please note that the ramp charges an hourly fee and will be available as space allows.  

Questions?

Please contact UI Health Care Outreach and Engagement with any questions at 319-335-8886 or via email at medicine-alumni@uiowa.edu

 Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact UI Marketing and Communications, Outreach and Engagement, in advance at 319-335-8886.

Contact: UI Health Care Marketing and Communications, Outreach and Engagement 319-335-8886

Departments: Carver College of Medicine, Center for Advancement

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